England leg spinner Adil Rashid was not too long ago requested to do a really robust job. He had to decide on the higher batsman between Indian captain Virat Kohli and newly appointed Pakistan restricted overs skipper Babar Azam. Rashid went forward and picked the Pakistani center order batsman over Kohli however clarified that his choice was based mostly on present type.
“Ahhh… it’s a tough one. Well, it’s a tough one. So you got to go on the current form… I think I got to go for Babar Azam on current form. I am taking form here…I say Babar Azam is in better form so I picked Babar Azam. But they both are world class players anyway,” the leg-spinner, who gained the ICC World Cup in 2019, stated throughout an interview with At the Crease TV.
Rashid can’t be faulted for his choice although as on present type, Azam does outshine his Indian counterpart. Virat Kohli has constructed a status for being a run machine over the years throughout all codecs and his under par displaying in New Zealand has put the highlight on his type. Such has been Kohli’s consistency in racking up massive scores that even a half-century at instances seems to be like a failure.
Azam then again has been essentially the most constant batsman for Pakistan and has cemented his status as his nation’s premier batsman. He is way away from Kohli’s numbers but when he continues in the identical vein then he can also create his personal legacy in worldwide cricket.